An array of rich dishes, including steak and seafood is served here, and you can enjoy it in a serene, elegant ambiance. There are separate lunch and dinner menus. For an unforgettable dining experience, start off your meal with the Pan Fried Calamari with Hot Cherry Peppers, or the Lobster and Crab Cakes, followed by the North Atlantic Twin Lobster Sauté or Kona Crusted Dry Aged Sirloin with Caramelized Shallot Butter. Wind up with the divine White Chocolate Mousse or Coconut Cream Pie. Pair up your meal with one of the wines from an extensive, award-winning wine list.
Owner and Executive Chef Marc Vetri gives traditional Italian cuisine a contemporary twist at Vetri Ristorante. He has won many awards for his presentation, technique and style. Try the antipasti, pasta or have a host of dishes from the delicious six or eight course tasting menu. Don't forget to take notice of the terrific pasta, for it is the focus of the menu.
The interiors of Morimoto team the effects of light with glass and cutting-edge furniture to create a truly unique ambiance. Apart from the main dining room, you can choose to sit in the lounge at the mezzanine level, or in the Omakase Room. Try the Chef's Choice Menu (a multi-course tasting menu), or go a la carte with dishes like the Rock Shrimp Tempura, and Morimoto Sashimi. For the more adventurous, visit the Raw Bar or the Sushi Bar - you won't be disappointed. Special drinks like Kyuri Martini and Greenterni (grapefruit vodka and green tea syrup) put the perfect spin on your meal, and a wide range of delicious desserts is also available.
1200 Market Street Loews Philadelphia Hotel Philadelphia, PA 19107
SoleFood is an innovative and excellent restaurant located in Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Fresh Maine lobsters and juicy crab meat are a few of the sea fare options offered to lure your palate. Using only the freshest ingredients and seafood, you'll be wowed by the delicious entrees. You can also head to the restaurant's contemporary lounge and sip on a signature cocktail. On Wednesdays through Fridays from 6p 5o 9p, dine while enjoying the soothing sounds of live jazz. Private parties can be arranged.
If you can't afford a trip to Cuba, walk into this restaurant instead-from the menu to the decor, all offer flavors of Cuba. Also make sure you walk in with an appetite. The forerunner of this restaurant is Chef Douglas Rodriguez, labeled by People magazine as, "... Superchef Makes Latin Food Haute Haute Haute". Along with a wide range of tempting appetizers like Smoked Marlin (rum-cured and served in malanga boats with pickled jalapenos), the menu features Ceviche. Entrees include Vaca Frita 'Fried Cow', Chilean Sea Bass and many more interesting dishes. Dig into the award-winning Chocolate Cigar or the Chocolate Flan, which is served with caramelized bananas. The extensive wine list adds to the dining experience.
Who makes the best cheesesteak? Pat's Steaks is a perennial heavyweight in the battle for the ultimate title among Philly cheesesteak makers. The thin steak strips, Italian rolls, hot peppers, onions and Cheeze Whiz (playfully called "whiz" or "cheddar" when ordering) are very popular anytime of the day or night. It's all outside seating, which can be a bit chilly in January. Most people order and then drive to a warm building to eat.
It's worth the taxi ride to get here if you enjoy excellent Italian food at reasonable prices. Hidden deep in South Philadelphia, this small family-owned restaurant promises a magically satisfying meal. Appetizers include Polenta with Sauteed Broccoli Rabe or Shrimp on Cannelloni Beans in a light tomato sauce. Among the many excellent entrees are the Fettuccini Alfungi with shitake mushrooms in olive oil garlic sauce as well as the Pasta de Casa Gnocchi. If you're only in Philly for the night, call ahead for reservations, grab a bottle of your favorite wine and go. This restaurant is an absolute must!
Others may claim it, but Ralph's is the oldest family-owned Italian restaurant in the country. Four generations of the same family have owned and operated this South Philadelphia restaurant since its inception in 1900. One hundred years later, they work as hard as Francesco Dispigno and his son Ralph to maintain the tradition that has been built for a century. Everything is made to order with the finest ingredients used in recipes that have been passed down from one generation to another. Room available for parties up for 60 persons.
762 South 10th Street Corona di ferro Philadelphia, PA 19147
The oldest Italian restaurant in the United States exists right in the heart of the Italian Market District. Traditional, exceptionally delicious and well-priced homemade dishes, along with their 20-ounce veal chop and their specialty Osso Buco, make this a 'must stop'. Come dine in a charming old world parlor atmosphere of yesterday. Private room for parties are also available at Dante and Luigi's.
Located in South Philly's Italian Market, Anastasi's is both a fish market and restaurant. Customers can take the catch of the day home or dine in on seafood and salads prepared with Southern Italian flare. Some come to sample the Crab stuffed ravioli, spicy buffalo shrimp, swordfish steaks, surf and turf, or Chilean sea bass, but most come for the pastas and raw bar. Service tends to be very friendly.
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